IBM Lotus Symphony

As most people probably know by now, IBM has released Lotus Symphony. But what’s the idea behind it? Okay it’s based on the Eclipse RCP, supports ODF and is free (not sure if it’s opensource). The also announced thy are backing Openoffice but why create a new office suite if you already support one? Why not focus on Openoffice, maybe even create a paid version (like the do with Eclipse and WSAD)? That would make more sense to me … Anybody got some more information on this ?

One Reply to “IBM Lotus Symphony”

  1. Bjorn,

    it’s probably important to have implementations from multiple vendors of the ODF standard. Not unimportant as argument to standardization organizations when comparing to the single vendor ‘standard’ of OOXML.


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